Kiribati

FORUM MEMBERSHIP: 1977

INDEPENDENCE DAY: 12 July 1979

CAPITAL: Tarawa

AREA: 810 sq km

EEZ: 3.6 million sq km

POPULATION: 114,000 (2015)

LANGUAGE: English, Kiribati

CURRENCY: Australian dollar

ECONOMY: Agriculture, Fisheries

STATUS: Republic with an executive president

HEAD OF STATE AND GOVERNMENT: President HE Taneti Maamau

WEBSITE: www.president.gov.ki/web-portal/